Monday, July 22, 2013

West Town Tavern Has Shuttered

Girl Food Dinner at West Town Tavern in 2012 (Photo: West Town Tavern)

I don't like writing these stories and I especially don't like it when it's one of my favorites.

West Town Tavern celebrated 10 years in business in 2012, but Monday owners Susan and Drew Goss announced that they were closing, effective immediately:

"West Town Tavern has closed its doors. Thank you for all of your support, encouragement and downright love. We are proud to have been a part of Chicago's vibrant dining scene for the last eleven years and now it's time for us to explore other opportunities. Look for a change at 1329 West Chicago Avenue."

This comes as a surprise because the contemporary American restaurant was a go-to for residents in the area and also hosted the annual Girl Food Dinner, a benefit that featured some of Chicago's top female chefs, including Stephanie Izard (Girl & the Goat) and Mindy Segal (Hot Chocolate).

Let's cross our fingers that the Gosses are not gone for good

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